[arch-security] [ASA-201702-19] bzip2: denial of service
anthraxx at archlinux.org
Wed Feb 22 19:50:43 UTC 2017
Arch Linux Security Advisory ASA-201702-19
Date : 2017-02-22
CVE-ID : CVE-2016-3189
Package : bzip2
Type : denial of service
Remote : No
Link : https://security.archlinux.org/AVG-4
The package bzip2 before version 1.0.6-6 is vulnerable to denial of
Upgrade to 1.0.6-6.
# pacman -Syu "bzip2>=1.0.6-6"
The problem has been fixed upstream but no release is available yet.
A use-after-free flaw was found in bzip2recover, leading to a null
pointer dereference, or a write to a closed file descriptor. An
attacker could use this flaw by sending a specially crafted bzip2 file
to recover and force the program to crash.
An attacker is able to create a specially crafted bzip2 archive that,
when processed by bzip2recover, crashes the process resulting in denial
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